My daughter is nineteen today and because we’re living in the future, and she’s on the other side of the country, I FaceTimed with her to wish her a happy birthday and watch her open her gift. I got us tickets to see Hamilton, and she (a) guessed that’s what the gift was and (b) had a lukewarm reaction.
Neither of these surprised me. And the lukewarm reaction is all because we were supposed to go for her birthday last year but weren’t able to. This time, however, we will not have to travel to New York and/or find somewhere to stay while we’re there, so it’s going to happen. But I understand her “I’ll believe it when I see it” reaction. It’s fair.
Still I’m excited. We’re going at the end of May, which means I can spend the entirety of May listening to the cast recording. I hope you all appreciate my sacrifice.
I’m headed back for day two of the acceleration conference in about an hour, so I’m going to try to get some grading done in the meantime. I’m really looking forward to the session on contract grading since it’s something I want to do but still haven’t figured out how to best implement (partly because I keep doing other new things so can’t commit to that new thing). So! We’ll see how it goes!